How to Choose the Right Paint Sheen or Finish
HIGH GLOSS FINISH
Surface: Cabinets, doors and window trim where surfaces can take a lot of abuse.
Finish: Glossier paints reflect like and imperfections. Spend more time sanding and prepping to get the surface smooth.
Rooms: Family room, hallway, foyer or kids’ rooms
Surface: High traffic surfaces that you want to have easy-to-clean, scrub-able walls.
Finish: Not shiny, high durability with a lower luster.
Rooms: Dining room, guest bedroom, living room
Surface: Lower traffic surfaces.
Finish: More luster than Flat or Matte paint finishes
Rooms: Areas that get only the occasional dings and scuffs.
FLAT & MATTE
Surfaces: Best for ceilings because it hides imperfections by not reflecting any light.
Finish: More pigment in the paint so you can cover a surface in one coat and hide more flaws.
Colorful Kitchen Island
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Retro Stair Revamp
We will be making our boring white stairs pop by painting them a retro avocado green while styling the entry into a cozy 70s inspired seating area
Bright Graphic Office Mural
My colorful office had one big blank wall that was asking for a little… something. I used Frogtape and a handful of paint samples to bring this white wall to life!
How to Paint Sharp Lines on Textured and Uneven Surfaces
Painting sharp lines on textured or uneven surfaces can be frustrating. Here are some tips to get the job done right.